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WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in the U.S. service sector slowed in March with a much bigger decline expected in coming months from all the shutdowns and job layoffs that have occurred because of efforts … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Activity in the US service sector slows in March to an index reading of 52.5 with bigger virus-related slowdown expected. more
WASHINGTON (AP) — US shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of virus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years. more
WUHAN, China (AP) — Sidewalk vendors wearing face masks and gloves sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers Friday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began, as … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge. Readers desperate for information are more reliant than … more
WUHAN, China (AP) — After two months in locked-down Wuhan, Wei Lei was eager to get back to work on a railway construction site. Instead, the 22-year-old found himself stranded at an expressway … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be an odd gesture at a time of social distancing, but President Donald Trump is leaning into his plea to Congress to restore full tax benefits prized by business for fine … more
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Thursday after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling and signs of the outbreak's … more
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Tesla's sales of its increasingly popular electric cars got off to fast start this year, even though the company had to slam the brakes along with other major automakers … more
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread … more
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Major construction projects moving forward along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico are raising fears that the coronavirus could race through temporary camps and workers … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure projects to create jobs and help the collapsing economy rebuild from the coronavirus' stunning blows. House … more
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Look for Powerball jackpots to get even smaller as the new coronavirus keeps more people at home, not out buying lottery tickets, officials said Thursday. It was only … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 10 million Americans have lost their jobs and applied for unemployment benefits in the past two weeks — a stunning record high that reflects the near-complete shutdown of … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank on Thursday approved its first funds to help some of the globe's poorer countries combat the coronavirus outbreak. It approved total aid of $1.9 billion for 25 … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia will end an and dramatically cut production. The global gut in production, coupled with a slowing … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., down $2.71 to $40.32. The pharmacy chain warned investors that it can't … more
Energy companies led stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday, giving the market its first gain in three days. The price of crude oil jumped 25%, bouncing further off an 18-year low, after … more
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As the federal government prepares to launch a $349 billion loan program meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, critics have growing concerns that … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks open slightly higher even after applications for unemployment benefits surge as millions of jobs are lost. more
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